Pony League releases new full-length album A Picture of Your Family; CDs and vinyl available now! 23 March 2018

Atlanta's Pony League have released their sophomore full-length album A Picture of Your Family, now available on CD and vinyl in our webstore and on the band's bandcamp page.

The album distills real-life moments into shimmering compositions stacked with a lush blend of piano and guitars. Though Billboard says their "warm, retro-acoustic sound feels more like California than Georgia," Pony League draws a wealth of inspiration from their home state - a fitting description for a project that's been likened to Jackson Browne and Dawes. The 11 tracks on A Picture of Your Family showcase a tightly knit group of friends and musicians who have steadily evolved since their 2014 debut.

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Bear Kids' founder Justin Green releases comic book co-created with Katherine Bartlett 5 July 2017

Bear Kids' own Justin Green has created and released a comic book, and although it is not officially a part of the BKR catalog, it is now available for purchase on the web store!

Freight is an indie comic created by Justin Green of Bear Kids/Mountain Party/Pony League and Katherine Bartlett. Published by Justin and Katherine's own Stowaway Comics imprint.

Owen Walker is a space trucker that just wants to be left alone. For 13 years, he's succeeded. That's all about to change.

The first chapter in a story about a loner trucker and a girl on the run in trouble with the mob and a corrupt government agency. Set in space.

23 full-color...

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Atlanta's Dot.s reissues sophomore album We Swim on cassette with Bear Kids 9 June 2017

Bear Kids has long admired Atlanta's Dot.s, and we're thrilled to work with them to reissue their amazing record We Swim. We made 100 tapes, you can snag one at our web store or at a Dot.s show!

We Swim is the sophomore record by Atlanta indie-pop outfit, Dot.s. Reissued by Bear Kids on cassette tape and featuring alternate artwork.

With the exception of an intermission, We Swim acts as one winding piece, circulating around a theme of entertainment and the inherent sadness doomed to follow a life that has been desensitized to devices meant to stimulate our attention. There’s some corny love stuff in there, too. Through a structure that is both winding and highly percussive, Dot.s hopes...

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Small Reactions release Notorious EP 3 March 2017

Notorious is a new EP by Atlanta's Small Reactions.

The title track comes from a Converse Rubber Tracks session recorded during the Similar Phantoms era, while the other four songs all have individual origin stories, including a cover of Beat Happening's "Indian Summer" recorded by Damon Moon at the now-defunct Cottage Recording Co.

This EP effectively clears the coffers to make space for RXN_002. Hold tight.

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Introducing The Pellys; preorder up for debut Hail Jake EP 19 September 2016

Please welcome The Pellys to Bear Kids Recordings! We are proud to be digitally releasing their debut release, the Hail Jake EP, on October 7th. These guys are straight out of the suburbs of Grayson, Georgia, but poised to make a splash in Atlanta. With the scrappy and jangly garage-pop stylings of brothers-in-arms Twin Peaks, The Orwells, and Girls, and lyrics that reflect a lovelorn wisdom, The Pellys are ready to demonstrate just why they are one of Atlanta's best new rock bands. Stay tuned for more, but in the meantime, get to know the band at their Facebook page and revisit the premiere of the first track off their upcoming EP, "Shiny Things,"...

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Introducing Slow Parade; "Bangs" single premiere up at Immersive Atlanta 16 September 2016

Welcome Slow Parade to the Bear Kids family! Slow Parade is the musical vehicle for songwriter Matthew Pendrick, and we're super proud to help them release a new digital single "Bangs" b/w "Jackpot" on September 23rd.Immersive Atlanta premiered the A-side track, saying "'Bangs' reveals a warm and ragged side to Slow Parade’s songwriting, and it’s nice to hear them tear through it with upbeat abandon." See what else they have to say over at their website, and stream the song there or below.

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Shampoo unveils official video for "Shy Guy" 15 September 2016

Shampoo's well-received and critically acclaimed debut LP Terrible Heat campaign continues to roll along, this time with a stunning visual accompaniment for the standout track "Shy Guy." Premiering over at Immersive Atlanta, the video was directed by Alessandra Hoshor and Addison Adams with assistance in cinematography and set design by John Manfredi and Jordan Stubbs, respectively. Head over to Immersive for their take on the video, which you can also watch below.

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Wasted Wine debuting video game at Dragon*Con 1 September 2016

Wasted Wine is known for their off-kilter music and unconventional style, something that makes us personally very fond of them. The band is playing every day this year at Dragon*Con, starting with an epic kickoff tonight at midnight, and tabling when not performing. True to their style, they are celebrating Dragon*Con with the debut of a new game called "Escape from the Hypnosis Center," which looks a little bit like Doom except they're shooting cassette tapes instead of bullets. It looks quite amazing. If you're at D*C this year, stop by and give it a try. And of course we still, amazingly, have a few copies of Wasted Wine vs. The Hypnosis Center available in Read More

Pony League release official video for "Harder Than a Rick Ankiel" 25 August 2016

Pony League have released a music video for their single "Harder Than a Rick Ankiel," released earlier this year digitally and as a cassingle backed with B-side "Bad Habit," available in our store.

The video, which premiered at Immersive Atlanta, shows the boys doing what they do best on a Sunday afternoon. Rick Ankiel himself even gave the band a call to congratulate them and offer some advice. Read more about it here.

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Bear Kids unveils new website and a better web store 18 August 2016

After many trials and tribulations with our last website and the content management system from Hell, we have decided to leave it for dead and start anew. Enter this new, simple, clean, and fast upgraded version.

We are now including selling digital downloads direct from our store, which works much like Bandcamp in that you are able to select any format you want, e.g. mp3, FLAC, etc. This is an excellent alternative to iTunes, Amazon, and Google and we (the label and the artists) get a much more favorable portion of your purchase when ordering this way. We are certainly not abandoning our worldwide digital distribution to those retailers or any streaming services, but we are happy to be able to...

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